Canoe Slalom update

2015 Talent ID update

November in the British Canoeing world makes a point of change, as this is the end of the sports domestic season and a point at which new winter training squads are selected.

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Ella, Alice, Laura and Sophie on the top wave at Holme Pierrepont

Athletics Awards

Well done to Charlotte McLennaghan (year13)for winning the Athlete of the Year Award and
Louis O Connor (year 13) for winning U13-U20 men's sprint award. Louis was also presented The Ian Jack Memorial trophy for his efforts and contributions to athelitics at all levels and ages during last season. (Youth Development League, Midlands Athletics League, British Athletics League and English Schools.)

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The awards presented by Will Sharman (Team GB 110m hurdler, British and commonwealth medallist)

We are World Class

Rushcliffe School - already ranked outstanding by Ofsted – has joined an elite group of UK state schools that has earnt the rigorous World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM).

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I am delighted to be able to say that we are now one of only 26 schools in the country to gain this accreditation and the first in the East Midlands and North of England to win the accolade. The mark is the new standard in education for state secondary schools which goes beyond the highest Ofsted inspection grade of outstanding and demonstrate their students are exceptional compared to international standards. What's great about this award is the assessment criteria. The bar is set so high. It feels like a significant next step on from outstanding. Through it we've demonstrated that our school offers not just academic excellence but a truly character building, life affirming experience."

Only schools which are ranked as outstanding by Ofsted in all categories can apply for the quality mark. The award is also unique as it is the students who are assessed rather than the school itself. Our students have shown fantastic entrepreneurialism and commitment to learning and as a result our school is now classed as one of the very best in the world.

As part of the accreditation process students from the school had to submit detailed evidence, including a 20 minute video, demonstrating how Rushcliffe meets a wide range of success criteria.

Bright Day Nov 15

 During our Bright Day on Friday 6th November pupils experienced a series of diverse and exciting learning opportunities.
Year 7 focussed on the Arts. There were circus skills, puppetry, dance, mask making and development of acting skills.
Year 8 looked at health issues and making informed choices.
Year 9 engaged with all elements of applied science, putting into practice concepts learnt in science and maths classes.
Year 10 were engrossed in the world of business and entrepreneurship.
Year 11 looked at relevant real life issues like immigration and university tuition fees. They researched information, challenged prejudice and partook in a high quality debate.

It was fantastic to see are pupils so engaged in their learning. Well done


This is an exciting project run by The University of Nottingham and the Educational Charity Into University. The aim is to introduce the students to the possibility of going to university and for them to learn about all of the opportunities and benefits this would bring them in their future. The aim is for the students to be involved in the project throughout Key stages 3 and 4 right up to their GCSE examinations

Real Homework


REAL Homework Projects (Rushcliffe Extended and Advanced Learning) aim to make homework a fun, manageable and enriching part of the curriculum, where pupils spend extended periods creating, learning and enjoying the tasks. 

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